Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Secret Base Halloween 2012

Today, Secret Base brought some Halloween cheer to indie toy trick or treaters. Customers at the shop were given a free toy with any purchase. The figure is a nice classic Obake with unpainted grey body and flocked candy corn colored sheet.



Monday, October 29, 2012

Andy Warhol toys by Medicom

 
New Andy Warhol toys spotted at the Medicom Project 1/6 store in Tokyo.


Closeups:

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Yamomark + Sunguts @ One up Akiba

To be released tomorrow (11/28):

Yamomark

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Dcon Ultra-Grunt Resin Figure by Bebop Designs

Ultra-Grunt: Cool new resin figure by Bebop Designs to be released at Designer Con at booth #505. Here are a few sample shots:
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Custom Mecha Manotour by Todd Robertson

At the recent NYCC, Todd Robertson released a glorious custom Manotour (a Rampage toys figure) which received Todd's mecha virus treatment. The figure was sold at the show to a lucky collector.

Here are a bunch of really nice pics of the figure which Todd sent over.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Shikaruna Flavor Monsters

Shikaruna recently made a trio of sofubi figures for a Non Profit Organization. That in itself makes it an interesting enough series. I believe they're called something like "Flavor Monsters."The NPO is an anti-smoking outfit, and the monsters were commissioned to be used in a campaign against cigarettes made with added flavors. So, one of the monsters is "Strawberry," one is "Honey," and I believe the third is "Apple."

Here's a look at the figures:
Apple

Strawberry
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shikaruna studio video: painting with masks + store visit

Here's a video I shot at the Shikaruna studio. In this video, traditional paint masks are being used to spray the Shikaruna Oni figure. I was astonished to learn that there are around FORTY masks for this one figure. That's a huge up front cost, as paint masks are meticulously hand-made by master craftsmen using high quality materials. It can cost $150-$200 or more for a single mask.

After watching some painting from different angles, I look inside the studio/shop to look at some of the figures on display, for sale, and in various stages of development.

The video is in HD, so make sure to expand it to full-screen to see all the details.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NYCC 2012 Velocitron/Lulubell table

Tomopop has great coverage of the Veloctitron/Lulubell table at NYCC 2012, which included toys from tons of indie makers like RESTORE and Sunguts. Here are a few of their images:



Click here to go to the full post, which has a ton of beautiful images.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DTA exclusives from Gary Ham and Jeff Lamm

More DTA exclusives to be released at the awards event on Oct 13:
Greasebat (Glow Remix Edition) by Jeff Lamm x Monster Worship. Limited to 7 pieces. $82.50 each.

Exclusive clear purple colorway of Gary Ham's "Wooper Looper". Limited to 8 pieces. Signed & numbered on the header card. $60 each.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gargamel SF 60 Micros

A look at some of the Gargamel gachapon micros released at Super Festival 60:


chase Mibora


Monday, October 8, 2012

A closer look at Kikkake's Iron Monkey

Yesterday, the debut version of Kikkake's Iron Monkey was released as a Medicom Project 1/6 exclusive.

Here's a closer look at the figure:
The figure has 10 parts

Great paint job combining vintage style colors with silver metallics
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Super Festival 60


Welcome to Kaiju Korner's Super Festival 60 report. We have 236 images for you, from dozens of booths. Enjoy!

Angel Abby


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Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Medicom sofubi releases

On sale tomorrow (October 7) at the Project 1/6 store, and online:

Debut release of new Kikakke figure: Iron Monkey - 8000 yen


Five Star Toys x Punk Drunkers Rikishiman - 9800 yen
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Miles Nielsen Kickstarter Project!

Miles Nielsen - Munktiki's Clayju master - is part of Beardo Games - a two-man team putting together an iPhone and iPad game called Crumb Catcher.

The object of the game is to use combinations of food to get as many crumbs as possible stuck in their beards. Reminds me - I had lunch with a dude a while back who would score heavy in a Real Beards of Boston reality show....

The game even has some monster beardos!


They're using Kickstarter to get the project funded. Only 15 days to go, so click here to head over, check it out, and if you like what you see, kickstart a few bucks their way. I did - not for any rewards (I declined to receive any goodies), but to help the boys get their project going.

Good luck guys!

Friday, October 5, 2012

New from Shikaruna Studio

Images I snapped today at the Shikaruna shop/studio:

Shop pics, including lots of display only figures:



Uncut Bunnies
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Designer Toy Award exclusives by Blurble and Mark Nagata

NYCC and the Designer Toy Awards are shaping up to be amazing events. Here are a couple of more DTA exclusives, set to be sold at the event on October 13:

CMYK Gusto by Blurble:
Limited to 4 figures. $55 each.
One-off Eyezon by Mark Nagata:

$300 for this stunning custom.


I love the way Mark has used Eyezon, one of his most amorphous and basic designs, as a canvas. He's also done some marvelous tattooed Eyezon customs for One Up shows this year.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New from Uamou

Pics I shot today at Studio Uamou. Good news international fans - Uamou takes Paypal and ships worldwide.
New Uamou plush figure: Nobody


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